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CSNY Reunion Concert

CSNY Reunion Concert 2

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CSNY Reunion Concert 3

CSNY Denver 74 ticket

Another Contraband exclusive. All CD/R and internet digital file copies originate from this vinyl album. Quality seems to be listenable but not great (“Gm” rating in HW).

Side 1 Only Love Can Break Your Heart (2:23) (not listed on cover)/ Sugar Mountain (8:05)/ Ambulance Blues (10:12)/ Change Partners (3:52)
Side 2: You Can’t Catch Me / Word Game (3:34) (“Untitled” on cover)/ Suite Judy Blue Eyes/ Long Time Gone (5:47)
Side 3:  Don’t Be Denied (7:32)/ First Things First (4:00)/ Deja Vu (6:06)
Side 4:  Revolution Blues (3:59)/ Pushed It Over The End (8:18)/ Military Madness (4:35)/ Ohio (4:42)


CSN&Y will release a 3 CD/DVD box set from the tour in late 2013, compiled from eight full shows that were recorded on multi-track tapes. Just in time before those that could have attended the tour or wanted to have either paid the grim reaper or lost their hearing. I wish more bands would realize that time is running out.

Pink Floyd Nordestar

Matrix: PF-4030 A/B; released in late 1974; another J.Fish design.

Source: Rainbow Theatre, London, 20 February 1972

Side 1: Breathe/ On The Run/ Time/ Breathe (Reprise)/ The Great Gig In The Sky         
Side 2: Money/ Us And Them/ Any Colour You Like/ Brain Damage/ Eclipse    

Quality rating: Very good mono, “Exs” in HOTWACKS, where it is listed under “COMWET” Records with a hint that this may be a copy of TAKRL’s In Celebration Of The Comet (# 1903). Time-wise, that would fit as the TAKRL title precedes this one and the degradation in quality would support this as well.


With Comet labels:

Pink Floyd Nordestar Comet 2


Other found labels:

PInk Floyd Nordestar 2

Pink Floyd ICot Comet

So, we have a likely lineage of the European vinyl The best of Tour 72 (16-421/422) (black & white pigs cover) as the source, copied by TAKRL and then copied from there by Contraband.

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72 b

1st pressing: No text on front cover and no track list and mentioning of “Rainbow” on the back. Laminated sleeve on heavy card stock with thick and heavy vinyl. Blue label with silver writing “We did it for you”. Very small writing for the matrix: 16-421/2

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72 lbl

2nd pressing: Non-laminated cover, otherwise identical cover design but larger writing for the matrix. User labels:

Later re-pressings: “PINK FLOYD LIVE” added to front cover and a track listing and “Recorded live at the Rainbow” added. New matrix of KDBO 1034 A/B (72 A/B exists as well for pressings that used grey on black KDBO labels).

Due to the many re-pressings, some of the pressing plates were still being used even after having been worn out and later pressings may sound worse.

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72 KDBO

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72 Rainbow


Two more sources exist but none sound as good as what ended up on the original early pressings of the European first release.

. rec1 taped ONLY the entire 2nd set (OotD / CwtAE / Echoes / Blues / ASoS / StC)
. rec2 taped almost the entire show, cutting off over ASoS and missing StC
. rec3 is the all time called SBD but it’s audience really, only taped Eclipse suite (only that?)
rec1: MASTER > MD taped by Steve B. / 2nd set, Eclipse wasn’t taped     EX-/VG+         80:37m
rec2: 1st GENERATION taped by J. Baxter / cuts out in ASoS     VG+/EX-    112:29m
rec3: The best of Tour 72 LP 1st pressing mint     EX+   41:48m


pink_floyd_flyer_72 Tour

Rainbow 72 PF --F-&-B-cover

The free 12 page program given out at the concerts.

1972-02-00 Rainbow Theatre

Complete set list was:

01 Heart Beat Intro (Speak To Me)
02 Breathe
03 Travel Sequence
04 Time
05 Breathe (reprise)
06 Mortality Sequence (Ecclesiastes)
07 Money
08 Us And Them
09 Any Colour You Like
10 Brain Damage
11 Eclipse
Set 2
* Tune Ups
12 One Of These Days
13 Tune Ups
14 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
15 Tune Ups
16 Echoes/Encore Break
* Audience Requests/Tune Ups
17 A Saucerful Of Secrets
18 Something Different (Blues)
* Encore Break/Audience Requests
19 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Beatles Cinelogue Six 3

Although they had released every Beatles film by now, Contraband wanted to release one more volume in the Cinelogue series by focusing on TV broadcasts (and assuming in the process that solo-Paul was synonymous with the Beatles name as disc 1 was simply a repackaging of their version of the James Paul McCartney special) .

Matrix: 4022 A-C & 3665 A

Side 1: Michelle/ Heart Of The Country/ Mary Had A Little Lamb/ Little Woman Love – C Moon/ My Love/ Uncle Albert/ Pub singalong scene (confirmed in the book Eight Arms To Hold You)
Side 2: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance/ Live And Let Die/ The Mess/ Maybe I’m Amazed/ Long Tall Sally/ Another Day (pirated 45)/ Yesterday (“Vgm”)

Disc 2 was a new creation of songs from Around The Beatles on side 3 and a reissue of side A of Lennon  McCartney, CBM 3665.

Side 3: Twist And Shout/ Roll Over Beethoven/ I Wanna Be Your Man/ Long Tall Sally/ Medley: Love Me Do; Please Please Me; From Me To You; She Loves You; I Want To Hold Your Hand; Can’t Buy Me Love/ Shout                                                                                                                                                 Recorded 19 April 1964, IBC Studios, London. These were new shortened versions for them to mime to during the filming. Hot Wacks rating “fair mono”, possibly first complete release of this material?)

Side 4: John Sinclair/Attica State/Oh Sisters/Luck Of The Irish (“Gm”, Ann Arbor, MI 10 December 1971 as part of the “John Sinclair Freedom Rally” from WTVS Detroit video feed)


In 1976, Wizardo Records releases their own version of the Around The Beatles recording:

Beatles Around TB 349

Also found with cat & dog labels plus probably the standard WRMB blue and red labels.

Beatles Around TB 349 col disc

Side 1: same tracks as on side 3 of CINELOGUE SIX

Side 2: 1966 Tour Interviews by WKLO Louisville, KY DJ Ken Douglas (a pirate of the Beatle Views interview LP – # BV-1966 “the hardest to find of all Beatles interview LPs”, which misspelled his last name)

Beatle Views lbl

Ken talking about his time with the Beatles in Interview Part One (from 8:30 onwards):

TMoQ cover- version 1:

McCartney JPM 2

McCartney JPM 3

McCartney JPM

TMoQ cover- version 2:

McCartney JPM design 1 II

McCartney JPM design 1 lbl

Released in 1974, Matrix #: 1882

Side 1: Big Barn Bed/ My Little Woman Love-C Moon/ The Mess/ Maybe I’m Amazed/ Long Tall Sally
Side 2: Another Day/ Oh Woman Oh Why (pirate of the official 45, Apple 1829)/ Hi Hi Hi (pirate of official 45, Apple 1857)/ Gotta Sing Gotta Dance/ Live And Let Die/ Medley: Blackbird – Bluebird – Michelle; Heart Of The Country/ Yesterday (faded out)

Two websites claim that the first or all of the tracks on side one are a re-release of the Live In Scotland material but I believe that to be incorrect. Side 1 is an edit of most of the Wings performances from segments 1, 4 and 10, as listed below. Side two has segments 7, 8 and 11.

Paul McCartney spent February of 1973 in Morocco (staying at the hotel Mamounia in Marrakesh) planning this TV special, presenting Paul as the ‘all-around’ entertainer but falling somewhat short in the end. Broadcast date was 16 April 1973 in the US.


JPM TVguide

Part 1
The program opens with a live performance by Wings in front of an audience of television screens. – Song: “Big Barn Bed”


Part 2
An acoustic medley of songs is performed by McCartney during a photographic session with his wife Linda as the photographer. – Songs: “Blackbird”, “Bluebird”, “Michelle”, “Heart of the Country”


Part 3
A short music video style performance set in an outdoor location. – Song: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Part 4
A television studio performance with Wings and orchestra in front of a live audience.
Songs: “Little Woman Love”, “C Moon”, “My Love”

Part 5
Another music video segment, this time for “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”, however the “Admiral Halsey” section was not included in the final broadcast version. – Song: “Uncle Albert”

Part 6
A short voice-over from Mcartney introduces the next segment set in the Clelsea Reach public house near Liverpool. This features members of Paul’s family and Wings in a pub singalong
Songs: “April Showers”, “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag”, “You Are My Sunshine”

JPM Pub singalong

Part 7
A Busby Berkeley style musical number, featuring dancers dressed in half-man/half-woman costumes. Song: “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance”

Part 8
A music video segment were Paul introduces “Live And Let Die”, the title theme from the 1973 James Bond movie. – Song: “Live and Let Die”

Part 9
Beatles Medley: a filmed segment with street passers-by singing various Beatles songs (off key) to comedic effect. – Songs: “When I’m 64”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “She Loves You”, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”, “Yesterday”, “Yellow Submarine”

Part 10
Another live studio performance with Wings. – Songs: “The Mess”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “Long Tall Sally” (US broadcast only; the UK and other European market replaced this with “Hi, Hi, Hi”)

Part 11
A live acoustic performance of “Yesterday”. Credits roll over the performance.
Song: “Yesterday”.


The West coast Berkeley label released this title as well in their pre-Berkeley days (and removed the pig face from the circle):

McCartney JPM Berk

Matrix number 2028

McCartney My Love

And one more time under this title with a b&w cover post-1975.


Meanwhile, on the East coast:

McCartney JPM v1

McCartney JPM KK

Released in 1974; Matrix 4022 A/B

Contraband copied TMoQ’s cover art but they produced their own edit of the source tape (which then no longer matched the cover track listing), cutting down the number of pirated material significantly and making this the better version (unless you just had to have “Blackbird-Bluebird” and “Big Barn Bed”):

Side 1: Michelle/ Heart Of The Country/ Mary Had A Little Lamb/ Little Woman Love – C Moon/ My Love/ Uncle Albert/ Pub singalong scene (confirmed in the book Eight Arms To Hold You)
Side 2: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance/ Live And Let Die/ The Mess/ Maybe I’m Amazed/ Long Tall Sally/ Another Day (pirated 45)/ Yesterday


McCartney JPM JL 513

The producers of the JL series in Japan seemed to agree that this was the superior version as they selected this one to be released as JL 513


In early 1976, Wizardo offered a third and perhaps least bang-for-your-buck version of this material:

Wings Gotta Sing Gotta Dance Secret 4

Wings Secret

Side 1: Big Barn Bed/ Little Woman Love – C Moon / The Mess/ Maybe I m Amazed/ Long Tall Sally/ Gotta Sing Gotta Dance / Live And Let Die
Side 2: Now Hear This Song Of Mine-Let s Go; Woman Oh Why; The Mess (live); Country Dreamer; I Lie Around

Side 1 is parts 1, 4, 10, 7 & 8 from the TV special. Side 2 copies the Brung To Ewe by scarce 1971 promo vinyl with pirated Apple single B-sides (#s1829, 1861, 1863 and 1869); the official material earning the album an “Exm” rating in Hot Wacks.  An ebay seller wrote: “In-between the studio tracks are short segments of a song Paul wrote to promote his “RAM” album.”


In the 1980’s, this LP on a label that borrowed its name from the Wings fan club publication offered the most complete version of the event and is still listed as the recommended source in Eight Arms…:

McCartney JPM C S

McCartney JPM C S b

Side 1: Big Barn Bed (4:45)/ Blackbird (0:37) – Bluebird (1:20) – Michelle (1:11) – Heart Of The Country (0:46)/ Mary Had A Little Lamb (3:43)/ Little Woman Love – C Moon (2:39)/ My Love (4:28)/ Uncle Albert (2:28)

Side 2: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (4:10)/Live And Let Die (3:53)/The Mess (4:15)/ Maybe I’m Amazed (3:43)/ Long Tall Sally (2:19)/ Yesterday (3:14)


If anyone has ever done a quality comparison of these titles or knows where I can find one, do let me know.

Beatles Cinelogue V MMT

Released ca. 1974. Matrix numbers: MM 1028 A/B/C/D

Side 1: (12’40”)

0′ 00″     Magical Mystery Tour – opening theme, and shots of the coach.
1′ 05″     “When a man buys a ticket …”
2′ 25″     Ringo and Aunt Jessie board the coach
5′ 45″     Fool On The Hill
8′ 40″     “Good Morning Miss Winters”
9′ 09″     Mellotron music – with coach scenes
9′ 35″     “As the bus leaves the town everything begins to change …”
10′ 04″     Army recruitment scene (with Sgt. Spinetti and Major McCartney) – 12’40”

Side 2: (12’18”)

12′ 40″     Family sports day, including Tug-of-war, with
She Love’s You playing on a fairground organ.
13′ 35″     “The Marathon” – Ringo drives the coach.
17′ 33″     Back on the coach – Flying.
19′ 35″     “Far above the clouds, four or five magicians …”
“Where’s the bus ??”
21′ 00″     “10 miles north on the Dewsbury road”
22′ 00″     Jessie’s dream – Mr. Bloodvessel with All My Loving being played by a string quartet. – 24’58”

Side 3: (15’37”)

24′ 58″     I Am The Walrus
29′ 35″     “Two little dicky birds” – John entertains Nicola on the coach
31′ 08″     Jessie’s dream – In the restaurant.
34′ 53″     “There’s no business like show business”, john sings as they all enter a small tent.
36′ 46″     Blue Jay Way – 40′ 35″

Side 4: (11’53”)

40′ 35″     Back on the bus
41′ 21″     “What are the magicians cooking up now ?”
“10 miles north on the Dewsbury road”.
42′ 12″     A sing-a-long on the coach, including:
I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye
The Happy Wanderer
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
44′ 45″     “Gentlemen follow Mr. Johnson, ladies stay with me.”
45′ 10″     The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Death Cab For Cutie
46′ 00″     A stripper from the Raymond Revue Bar
48′ 10″     Your Mother Should Know
50′ 35″     Magical Mystery Tour with credits.
51′ 42″     “And that was a Magical Mystery Tour, I told you … Goodbye.
51′ 50”     Hello Goodbye (fade-out only) – 52′ 28″

Beatles MMT

Beatles MMT b+w

Wizardo tried to offer more in 1975 by squeezing all 52 minutes onto one disc. Although “I Am The walrus” is listed at the start of side B it did not make it. Sides C & D present a hodgepodge of tracks taken from earlier Contraband titles plus two Pete Best 45s:

Side C: Mean Mr. Mustard/ All Together On The Wireless Machine/ Step Inside Love/ Nice Time (Kenny Everett, listed as “Bye Bye Bye”)/ Peace Of Mind/ Miss Ann-Kansas City-Lawdy Miss Clawdy/ What’s The New Mary Jane

Side D: The Way I Feel About You/ If You Can’t Get Her/ Boys/ Kansas City-Hey Hey Hey Hey! (last 4 songs: Pete Best)/ People Say/ I’m Walking (“John & Paul” 45)/ I’ll Be On My Way Soldier Of Love/ George phone interview w/Ed Rudy/ Tony Barrow interview w/Jerry G. Bishop

Hot Wacks quality rating: “Gm” for sides A, B & D and “poor mono” for side C.


The two Pete Best singles that were pirated on side D:

HA 1117/8, released in 1966


C-391, released December 1965

Beatles Cinelogue IV Help!

Beatles Cinelogue Help! IA

A tri-color insert, as seen here, probably indicating a first issue.

SIDE-A: Help/ Bitter End/ You’re Going To Lose That Girl
SIDE-B: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away/ Fom Me To You Fantasy/ Ticket To Ride
SIDE-C: I Need You/ The Night Before
SIDE-D: Another Girl/ Another Hard Day’s Night/ Help

Rated “Vgm” in Hot Wacks.

Beatles Help UT ST

Matrix is ‘2 WRMB317-A/B/C/D’, so the number shown on the slip sheet (102-202) is likely an error.

SIDE-A: Help/ Bitter End/ You’re Going To Lose That Girl
SIDE-B: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away/ From Me To You Fantasy/ Ticket To Ride
SIDE-C: I Need You/ She’s a Woman/ The Night Before/ She’s a Woman/ The Night Before
SIDE-D: Another Girl/ Another Hard Day’s Night/ Help/ Barber Of Seville (end credit music

Quality verdict from a Japanese bootleg blog: “…muffled… “)

Although the track listings differ, both versions likely contain the same tracks.

Beatles Cinelogue AHDN

Year of release: 1975. All copies I have seen carry the Instant Analysis logo. 

Side 1 :A Hard Day’s Night/ I Should Have Known Better/ I Wanna Be Your Man/ Don’t Bother Me
Side 2: All My Loving/ If I Fell/ Can’t Buy Me Love
Side 3: And I Love Her/ I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
Side 4: Can’t Buy Me Love/ Tell Me Why/ If I Fell/ I Should Have Known Better/ She Loves You/ A Hard Day’s Night
Taped off a TV speaker with less than overwhelming results in the hi-fi department: Hot Wacks awarded a “poor mono”.


Beatles AHDN UC ST

Beatles AHDN UC ST tan

In the same year, Wizardo released this as well as only their third ever release. Matrix numbers are: WRMB 303 Part I – A, WRMB 303 Part I B, WRMB 303 Part II C, WRMB 303 Part II D 

Hot Wacks only lists this double LP in the appendix and does not give a detailed track listing. I am assuming that the content is identical. Would be nice to know who wins the quality contest.